Woody was actually born on November 30, 1935 –not December 1st!
“Finally, I enter the world. A world I will never feel comfortable in, never understand, and never approve of or forgive. Allan Stewart Konigsberg, born on December 1, 1935. Actually, I was born on the thirtieth of November very close to midnight, and my parents pushed the date so I could start off on a day one. This has given me zero advantage in life, and I would have much preferred they left me an enormous trust fund. I mention it only because in a meaningless bit of irony, my sister was born eight years later on the exact same day. This remarkable coincidence and fifteen cents will get you on the subway” (Woody Allen, Apropos of Nothing, pp. 10–11).
So, happy happy happy 85th birthday to my hero!
Antonia Tejeda Barros, Madrid, November 30, 2020